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Budget: Mboweni pegs recovery hopes on vaccine efficacy, lower public wage increases

The treasury forecasts 3.3% growth, but warns this will fall to 1.6% if the fledgeling vaccination programme fails to stem successive Covid waves

Embattled SAA is set to receive balance of R10bn funding

Salary arrears owed to SAA staff will be paid by 19 February, and the public enterprises department commits to reskilling affected employees.

SAA needs R2.2bn to pay for voluntary severance packages

More than 3 000 employees out of 5 000 have accepted the packages. The state-owned airline, which went into business rescue, is likely to retain 1 000 workers

Unions reject SAA severance pay

Labour representatives argue that the state airline just ‘expects 78% of workers to accept one week’s pay’ for each year worked

SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

Sell assets or create a new airline? Tussle over SAA future intensifies

The department of public enterprises is concerned that the proposed sale of assets threatens its plans to engineer SAA 2.0

After disastrous Zuma years, Ramaphosa must provide foreign policy clarity

For a country that is guided by ubuntu, South Africa has a record of embarrassing international blunders

Cartoon: Carlos on the demise of SAA

The airline that ate the poor and subsidised the rich

New airline may rise from ashes

Unions and business rescue practitioners have until Friday afternoon to agree on a settlement and start the process of shutting the airline down

SAA crash-lands but new airline will take off

During discussions between unions and business rescue practitioners and the government, it was decided that the national carrier would be closed and a new airline formed

CCMA cases stunted by lockdown

Data shows that during the lockdown the statutory body has dealt with 75% fewer cases than during the same period last year

SAA Technical flies into salary storm

Maintenance division is first SAA subsidiary to declare hardship to staff as travel ban effects grow at the state-owned airline

SAA rescuers give affected parties two options: Wind down or liquidate

As SAA subsidiaries declare hardship to staff, business-rescue practitioners urge them to sign agreements to save severance payouts

Without a clear plan, SAA stood no chance

Despite R50 billion being pumped into the state airline, the current collapse was always likely thanks to political appointees, corruption and the ANC not deciding what it wanted out of SAA, writes Sabelo Skiti

‘The thing I miss the most? Not seeing Liverpool lift the trophy’

Titch Fraser. a resident of the Ocean View old aged home in Musgrave, Durban describes what he finds as the worst things during the lockdown

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